Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG) and GasLog LP. (NYSE:GLOG) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitabiliy, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Golar LNG Limited has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GasLog LP. has a beta of 1.27, suggesting that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Golar LNG Limited and GasLog LP.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Golar LNG Limited $88.81 million 23.63 -$60.92 million N/A N/A
GasLog LP. $489.97 million 2.77 $326.28 million ($0.07) -240.71

GasLog LP. has higher revenue and earnings than Golar LNG Limited.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.0% of Golar LNG Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.8% of GasLog LP. shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Golar LNG Limited shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Golar LNG Limited and GasLog LP., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Golar LNG Limited 0 2 9 0 2.82
GasLog LP. 0 1 6 0 2.86

Golar LNG Limited presently has a consensus target price of $35.17, indicating a potential upside of 64.25%. GasLog LP. has a consensus target price of $19.14, indicating a potential upside of 13.61%. Given Golar LNG Limited’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Golar LNG Limited is more favorable than GasLog LP..

Dividends

Golar LNG Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. GasLog LP. pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. GasLog LP. pays out -800.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Golar LNG Limited and GasLog LP.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Golar LNG Limited -228.55% -7.51% -3.15%
GasLog LP. 0.70% 0.50% 0.17%

Summary

GasLog LP. beats Golar LNG Limited on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Golar LNG Limited

Golar LNG Limited is a midstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) company engaged primarily in the transportation, regasification, liquefaction and trading of LNG. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, ownership, operation and chartering of LNG carriers and Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRUs) through its subsidiaries and affiliates, and the development of LNG projects, such as floating LNGs (FLNGs). The Company’s segments include Vessel operations, LNG trading and FLNG. Under the Vessel operations segment, the Company operates and charters out LNG carriers and FSRUs on fixed terms to customers. Through the LNG trading segment, the Company provides physical and financial risk management in LNG and gas markets for customers around the world. The FLNG segment includes the costs associated with the conversion of its LNG carrier, the Hilli, to a FLNG. The Company, along with its affiliate, Golar LNG Partners LP, has a combined fleet of approximately 30 vessels.

About GasLog LP.

GasLog Ltd. is an international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The Company provides support to international energy companies as part of their LNG logistics chain. The Company’s owned consolidated fleet consists of 27 LNG carriers, including 22 ships in operation and five LNG carriers on order. The Company also had four LNG carriers operating under its technical management for third parties. GasLog Partners LP, a master limited partnership formed by the Company, owned a further of approximately 10 LNG carriers. Its on the water fleet includes Methane Lydon Volney, GasLog Savannah, GasLog Savannah, GasLog Chelsea, GasLog Skagen, Solaris and GasLog Saratoga. Its new builds vessels include Hull No. 2130, Hull No. 2800 and Hull No. 2801. Its GasLog Partners Fleet includes GasLog Seattle, GasLog Shanghai, GasLog Santiago, GasLog Sydney and Methane Jane Elizabeth. Its managed fleet includes Methane Julia Louise and Methane Nile Eagle.

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